Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 20 June 2021

For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER LVIII – keeping in touch.


TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                                                                 19/20 June 2021




Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt:             01255 503383

email                       Harwich@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website                   www.harwichcatholics.org.uk

Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea:         01255 674475

email                       Frinton@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website:                  www.frintoncatholicchurch.wordpress.com



Masses to be celebrated in our churches this week:

Saturday (19th)     (Frinton)                6.00pm                 John Turner RIP (Turner family)

Sunday (20th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Sheelagh Hannigan RIP

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am Christine McDonald RIP (Brian McDonald)

Monday (21st)      (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 Fr Arthur Barrow

                                (Frinton)                2.00pm                 FUNERAL MASS: Nollag Foster RIP

                                                                                                Parishioners are invited to come to this Mass              

Thursday (24th)    (Frinton)                11.00am Holbrook/Barron Intentions

Friday (25th)          (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 Errol MacBean RIP (Carmel Sadler & family)

Saturday (26th)     (Frinton)                6.00pm                 Karen Elles RIP (Peter & Penny McManomon)

Sunday (27th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Alison Pridham-Ackred RIP (Chris Ackred)

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am Dennis & Margaret McCarthy RIP (Maura & family)


In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery.  His Mass intentions are:

Private Intentions

Those who suffer Persecution, Oppression and Denial of Human Rights

Seafarers and their families

The Homeless

All Parishioners  



Fr Frank writes:


The Prime Minister has announced that Coronavirus restrictions will continue in their present form until 19th July at the earliest.  This means that current practices and precautions continue to apply to our celebration of Mass:  alphabetical allocation of seats on Saturday/Sunday, the wearing of Masks, social distancing, no singing or unnecessary talking in church, and the use of hand sanitiser on entering and leaving church.


We all pray, I’m sure, for a safe world and a speedy return to normality.


May God bless you today and always.

Frank ofs


Sunday Mass attendance, June 2021:  19/20 June surnames S-Z, 26/27 June A-D.  Sunday Mass attendance, July 2021:  3/4 July surnames E-K, 10/11 July L-R, 17/18 July S-Z, **24/25 July A-D (** subject to change).  Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.


Sunday Smile: 

A letter from a schoolboy at a preparatory school to his parents:

Dear Mum, Last week the bishop came for confirmation.  I could see him well from the seat in the chapel.  Now I know what a crook rally looks like.